Members of the Irish Army Ranger Wing in Goz Beida in Chad: meagre manpower and difficult terrain will benefit from  the ability to see via drones and telescopes attached to kites. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

While little-heralded, the significance of the battle the Naval Service is engaged in with international narcotics gangs cannot be overstated. In rece(...)

Ivor Callely, of St Lawrence’s Road, Clontarf, Dublin, is on bail having been released six days early from a five-month prison term. Photograph: Courts Collins

A decision by the Minister for Justice to refuse a request from former Fianna Fail minister of state Ivor Callely for enhanced remission on his prison(...)

The value to the Garda of mining data one even one phone in an inquiry is significant. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

When it emerged in the early 1980s that journalists’ phones had been tapped, a fierce political and policing storm ensued. A month after the news brok(...)

Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Journalists’ text messages and call-details have been accessed from the mobile phone of a Garda officer who is under investigation on suspicion of lea(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald, Taoiseach Enda Kenny   and Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan at the Garda College in Templemore on Thursday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said she was “open to reviewing” hate crime legislation after a number of attacks in the past week. Ms Fit(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and  Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan at  graduation ceremony at the Garda College Templemore on Thursday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan has defended her decision to assign her superintendent husband to a criminal investigation into contacts between (...)

The Garda and Road Safety Authority have been accused of publishing confusing and misleading information about the new on-the-spot fines for cyclists

The Garda and Road Safety Authority have been accused of publishing confusing and misleading information about the imminent roll out of new on the spo(...)

Gardaí are investigating racist attack that has seen a mother and her children forced from their home

Gardaí are investigating a series of racist incidents that have forced a mother and her children out of their home. Two men vandalised the house in Cl(...)

Ivor Callely: prisoners’ 25 per cent remission does not have to be earned, despite often being referred to as “time off for good behaviour”. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

At the heart of Ivor Callely’s legal efforts to secure enhanced remission of a third of his jail term is the framing of the parameters around which t(...)

Mick Wallace said he spoke to two gardaí: “They were pretty sharp individuals, so hopefully they have the wherewithal to sort it.” Photograph: Eric Luke

and The Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation will carry out inquiries to test the veracity of allegations of corruption and bribery at the National (...)